Republican Lawmaker Likely to Face Recall

By Jason Bryant
CBIA Political Affairs Director

Assemblyman Anthony Adams, R-Hesperia, is expected to face a recall early next year after backers of a campaign to oust him submitted about 58,000 raw signatures – nearly double the number of valid signatures needed to trigger a recall.

County registrars must now verify about 60 percent of those signatures – roughly 36,000 – in order for a recall election to be called.

Adams was one of six Republican legislators who voted for a budget agreement in February that combined deep reductions in state spending with a temporary tax increase. This agreement ultimately prevented devastating cuts to public safety and sped up critical infrastructure projects.

In response to recall proponents, Adams has defended his position and stated he is prepared to defend his vote by running an aggressive campaign to defeat the recall effort.

The five other Republicans who supported the February budget have not been targeted by recall proponents.

Jason Bryant can be reached at jbryant@cbia.org.